Plot scatter points on 3d plot without axes and grids in Matplotlib

To plot scatter points on a 3D plot without axes in matplotlib, we can use scatter() method and make the axes OFF.


  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create a new figure or activate an existing figure using figure() method.
  • Add an axis as a subplot arrangement.
  • Create xs, ys and zs data points using numpy.
  • Use scatter() method to create a scatter plot.
  • Use ax.axis('off') method to hide the axes.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import numpy as np
from matplotlib import pyplot as plt
plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True
fig = plt.figure()
ax = fig.add_subplot(projection="3d")
xs = np.random.rand(100)
ys = np.random.rand(100)
zs = np.random.rand(100)
ax.scatter(xs, ys, zs, c=xs, cmap="copper")


Updated on: 01-Jun-2021


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